3. Praises and Encouragement

During this stressful period, it is easy to get carried away by parental expectations on the child and neglect their emotional needs. Children are emotionally driven, and they respond best to praises and encouragement, particularly for learning. Negative feedback such as blaming, shouting, threats and comparison to better students will bring down the child’s morale and cause them to associate learning with unpleasant feelings. It is vital to maintain a stress-free household in this period and use positive reinforcement to stimulate their capacity for learning. A happy child learns faster and remembers better than an upset one. If they are tired, allow them to rest and take some time away from constant revision, and let them come back to the subject when they are refreshed and ready for more. One hour of alert and enthusiastic revision is better than 10 hours of tired, forced and half-hearted work. Make sure to reward them for the right attitude and encourage learning to satisfy their curiosity rather than just to score for exams.


3. Praises and Encouragement

During this stressful period, it is easy to get carried away by parental expectations on the child and neglect their emotional needs. Children are emotionally driven, and they respond best to praises and encouragement, particularly for learning. Negative feedback such as blaming, shouting, threats and comparison to better students will bring down the child’s morale and cause them to associate learning with unpleasant feelings. It is vital to maintain a stress-free household in this period and use positive reinforcement to stimulate their capacity for learning. A happy child learns faster and remembers better than an upset one. If they are tired, allow them to rest and take some time away from constant revision, and let them come back to the subject when they are refreshed and ready for more. One hour of alert and enthusiastic revision is better than 10 hours of tired, forced and half-hearted work. Make sure to reward them for the right attitude and encourage learning to satisfy their curiosity rather than just to score for exams.